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OAK with GAEREA members sign to Transcending Obscurity Records

Atmospheric death/doom metal band Oak with Gaerea members are on the verge of releasing their debut full length titled ‘Lone’ and we’re proud to sign a contract with them for their worldwide release on all formats. Oak fit well alongside our doom metal label mates such as Officium Triste, Jupiterian, Eremit, Drug Honkey, Illimitable Dolor, Et Moriemur, Towards Atlantis Lights, etc.

Label owner Kunal Choksi states, “I’ve had a fantastic experience working with Gaerea and when I came to know that their members are involved in another band playing doom metal called Oak, I was immediately intrigued. Upon listening to their music, it was clear that I had to work with them. Their level of professionalism is maintained over here as well, with everything sounding just the way it should and also careful consideration been given to the artwork and overall aesthetics. Despite being a new band, the members are experienced and know their way around things and I’m sure this will go down as a significant release in the genre in 2019.”

Oak members comment, “We’re thrilled to finally announce Oak’s first Full length is coming to you via Transcending Obscurity Records. Being friends with Kunal for such a long time and having worked with TOR in the past, it felt very natural to deliver this first experience via the Indian ranks, which never stop to amaze us. Oak is formed by passionate individuals and you can’t often find such committed team to work with. We feel at home. “Lone” is a long journey where you find yourself in the middle of multiple scenarios and you can almost see the landscaping as you hear the gigantic sounds that echo through all of those places. From the burden one could carry to hold this world to the claustrophobic maze that traps your soul, “Lone” was fully produced and mastered at Stone Sound Studios (The Ominous Circle, Colosso, etc,) by Ricardo Oliveira. The majestic cover art was crafted by one of the most talented hands of our time, Paolo Girardi.”

Track listing –
1. Sculptures
2. Mirror
3. Abomination
4. Maze

Official Oak Facebook | Label Roster

Transcending Obscurity Records signs ILLIMITABLE DOLOR from Australia playing atmospheric death/doom

In an endeavour to work with more and more deserving bands, I’m fortunate to come across Illimitable Dolor, which has members of The Slow Death, who have also recently signed to our label. This only solidifies our work with Australian bands in particular, and with this signing, we’ll be working with about half a dozen of them now.


Label owner Kunal Choksi comments, “I’m a huge fan of atmospheric doom and Illimitable Dolor are stunning, backed with immense talent and experience from band members. It’s about the finest I’ve heard in recent times and any fans of this kind of death/doom music are in for a treat. Stuart has shown much faith and I can only hope not to let him down and do my best to propagate music of this ilk. The song they have streaming is but a glimpse into the beauty this album holds. It’s scheduled for release in early 2017, followed by The Slow Death‘s release.”

Band founder Stuart Prickett adds, ”Illimitable Dolor is a band that means a lot to me personally so I’m happy that we will be releasing our debut album through Transcending Obscurity Records. I turned down a few offers to release this but working with Kunal and Transcending Obscurity feels right. I am extremely proud of our first album. I believe it’s the heaviest thing I’ve ever recorded, crushing funeral doom, heavy as fuck without giving up all melody, taking influences from my favourite mid 90s doom bands. Together with Dan and Yonn, I believe we have made a very strong album that will stand out. ‘The funeral is about to begin’.”

Illimitable Dolor lineup:
Stuart Prickett – Guitars/Vocals/Keys
Dan Garcia – Guitars
John McLaughlin – Drums
Guy Moore – Keyboards
Peter O’Donohue – Guitars
Daniel Finney – Bass

Illimitable Dolor Facebook | Transcending Obscurity Records Bandcamp | Transcending Obscurity Roster